About Us

Providing Services That Surpass Our Clients Needs

Multilanguage

Being multilingual allows for smooth and effective communication channels: English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese

Multicultural

We can deeply connect with clients at a psychological level. Blue Ocean Student Services can appreciate the values of both the eastern and western cultures due to our own multicultural backgrounds

American Culture

We understand the essence of American political and educational systems as members of American society and graduates from American colleges. We are better equipped to advise international students than anyone without American life experience.

Branch of the SVB

This lends us an unique access to the international sports society and extensive connections to American college coaches

US Headquarter

Having our headquarters in the US is a unique advantage that enables us to provide qualitative administrative and lifestyle advices

American Colleges

Our deep understanding of the American education system and its strong connections with American colleges goes hand in hand with our global perspectives

Our Story

Blue Ocean Student Services (Boss5) is a student athlete global placement company. Our proficiency is iron clad with our 5 associates' who possess tremendous bandwidth and expertise. We provide a package of inclusive services including relevant day to day information about university admissions, accommodation, student visas, NCAA compliance, health and lifestyle trends. All our energy is linked and driven to support student athletes wherever they are in the world. We are fueled to spark your curiosity and ignite your future.

Meet Our Team

Ensuring Quality Oversight in Every Aspect of Our Business

Our Team

Howard Moore

Our Team

Vikki Huang

Our Team

Bo Sun

Our Team

Pierre Haegeli

Our Team

Pascal Collard

Hrvoje Zmajic

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:
During my working carrier I made transition from a coach and lecturer into a leader of individuals and teams. My focus on continuous improvement and exploration of the new fields led me to be able to support the organisations in different areas. The combination of professional experience and commitment to fostering strong connections with the people enable me to influence development of European tennis during the recent years.

Currently:
- Since January 2018 I am working as a free consultant for player and coach development with the National Associations, private organisations and clubs in their endeavour to develop tennis sport around the world.
- Assisting ITF in Coach education and Player development programmes.
- Since 2019 consultant for the Finish Tennis Association in developing national junior performance programme
- Since January 2021 preparing the new Coach education programme for Turkish Tennis Federation and assisting Swedish Tennis Federation in updating their Coach education programme
- Lecturer at the Hungarian, Finish, Polish, Slovenian and Austrian coach education programmes for coaches working with advance and high-performance players.
- Organizing and conducting Coach Education Programmes in Croatia
- Speaker at Coaches workshops, webinars and Conferences around the world including Italian and Russian Tennis Federation, Tennis Ireland, KNLTB (Dutch Tennis Federation) and DTB (German Tennis Federation) continuous education programme for coaches holding the A-Licence as well as ITF World Wide Coaches Conferences

Previously:
- 2016 - 2018 member of the Croatian Tennis Association's Technical committee and in charge of Coach Education Programme
- From 2003 – 2017 I was appointed as the ITF/Tennis Europe Development Officer responsible for assisting the National Associations in developing tennis around Europe.
- Responsible for Junior Development Programmes for less developed nations, which involves the organisation of the Training camps, Tournaments and Traveling Teams. This role involves organising, programming as well as players' selection and recruitment of the coaches.
- I was involved as advisor in development of several top players such as Ostapenko and Dimitrov, as well as less famous ones like Irina Shimanovich, Monica Niculuescu, Olga Havartsova, Ricardas Berankis, Damir Dzumhur and Mirza Basic and many others that played for DC and FC Teams.
- In charge of developing and approving the National Coach Education systems on behalf of the ITF (International tennis Federation).
- Presenting at numerous coach education courses, workshops and conferences in and outside Europe.
- Educated and assessed the national tutors as a part of the ITF Recognition of the National Coach Education Systems.
- 2003 – 2017 Responsible for organization of the Tennis Europe Coaches' Conferences.
- 2000 – 2003 Traveling coach for the ITF Junior Touring Teams. Organised traveling and established optimal environment for players coming from different countries in order to perform on the highest level.
- 1997 - 2003 run own performance tennis academy in Zagreb, Croatia.
- 1992 – 1995 National Junior Coach for the Croatian Tennis Association responsible for selecting, preparing development programme, coaching and travelling with the National Teams.
- 1989 – 1992 Have worked in Germany as a coach of the performance players

Key values and beliefs:
Desire for improving himself and the people working with. Looking for the new and innovative solutions.
Honest and trustworthy.
Persistent.

Stephanie Tomita

Stephanie Tomita is a tennis touring coaching professional with an in depth knowledge of tennis industry. Stephanie has an undergraduate degree in human performance and sports science. She focuses on all the technical details of the game and therefore provides excellent coaching attributes.
Stephanie was employed as a tennis coaching professional and team captain for the boy’s junior traveling ITF team at Saddlebrook International Sports (Saddlebrook) 2013-2019. Saddlebrook is a legacy academy representing student athletes from six continents and more than 25 countries. Miss Tomita reached international recognition due to her international coaching prowess. While coached by Miss Tomita, these players won significant and internationally recognized tournaments and prizes. Her guidance also led her players to play College tennis in Division I, II, III NCAA.

Eduardo Roldan (Mexico) – Currently playing DI College tennis for Texas Christian University. Eduardo was ranked as high as No. 637 (August 2016) on the ITF World Junior, advanced out of qualifying and into the main draw of the ITF Junior De Saint-Francois in St-Francois, Guadeloupe in April 2016 and made it into the round of 16 of the main draw of singles and the quarterfinals of doubles, made it to the semifinals of both doubles and singles at the Coca Cola Junior ITF Tournament in August 2016, picked up four straight wins to advance to the finals of the SVFTA ITF Juniors in August 2016, and also made it to the finals of the THA/Bmobile Tobago ITF Tennis Tournament in Trinidad & Tobago in August 2016 . In addition to his junior career, he played in the qualifying of five ITF Futures tournaments in Florida.

Ryan Goetz (United States) – Currently playing DI College tennis for the University of Virginia. Ryan was ranked as high as No. 145 (December 2017) on the ITF World Junior, ranked as high as the No. 5 recruit in the country by Tennis Recruiting.Net. He was a five-star and blue-chip recruit top-ranked player from the state of New York. In 2015 he was the Boys 16s singles winner of the prestigious Eddie Herr International Championships. He was runner-up at 2017 Clay Court Nationals and semifinalist at the USTA 18s Hard Court Nationals. He competed in the 2017 US Open Junior Championships in both singles and doubles, advancing to the Round of 16 in doubles.

Luisa Stefani (Brazil) – She finished ranked No. 14 on the ITF World Junior Rankings and ranked as high as No. 10 (March 2015), competed on all four Grand Slam ITF junior events including the Australian Open in 2015, French Open in 2014 and 2015, Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015 and the U.S. Open in 2014 and 2015. Prior to playing the professional tour, Luisa played 3 years for Division I NCAA Pepperdine University (played No.1 singles and doubles). Luisa is currently ranked #30 in the WTA doubles ranking in the world WTA (Women’s Tennis Association).

Jack Hodges (England) – Currently playing the professional tour. Jack played 4 years and graduated from Division III NCAA Goucher College. While at Saddlebrook under Stephanie’s coaching Jack Hodges got to reach UTR (Universal Tennis Rating as high as 10, which helped him to get into college, he played for Goucher College for 4 years)

Noah Schachter (United States) – Currently playing DI College tennis for Texas A&M University. Noah was formerly ranked #1 in the United States in the USTA Boys 12s; he won the prestigious Little Mo National Championship at age 9. Ranked as high as No. 185 (January 2017) on the ITF World Junior. Ranked as high as No. 2 in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the nation.

Rene Moller

Former Touring Pro Director at Saddlebrook Academy at Wesley Chapel, FL, Rene has coached John Isner, Jack Sock and Alex Kuznetsov. He has coached at every Grand Slam event in the world and has the distinguished honor of being a Level A Global Professional Tennis Coach Association member (Fellow members include Uncle Tony, Nadal’s coach). As Sam Stosur’s full-time traveling coach, Rene took Sam to a career high ranking and a French Open semi-final. Additionally, Ren has coached many top 10 junior ITF players over the years including Alex Domijan, formally the #1 player in the United States as a junior.

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated:

On the court or in the gym, offseason training allows players to step away from the grind of the tour and focus on both their bodies and their skills. Even if only for a few weeks.
In Tampa, Fla., touring pro director Rene Moller says the offseason serves as a time for players, such as top American John Isner, doubles specialist Martina Hingis and the top French female player Caroline Garcia, to spend ample time working on specific areas of need.
“It differs for each guy with different body types, different needs,” he says. “There is more time on the track and more time in the gym. Some need to lose weight; some need to gain weight. We specialize it for that person’s needs.”

Gary Blissett

Steely Gary Blissett is a former premier league professional player from England. Gary’s career spans over thirty-five platinum years of coaching and competing bringing a plethora of wisdom to the training arena. He is a diverse coach and manager who cultivates positive feedback and learning at every level. Gary brings only the highest level of coaching integrity to Blue Oceans. Find out how Gary’s expertise can assist you with a soccer scholarship or how to enhance your career if you are a former professional.

Football Career:

Junior:
1974-1976: Manchester United FC.
1976-1980: Manchester City FC

Professional:
1982-1987: Crewe Alexandra FC/English League 3
1987-1993: Brentford FC/English League 3 and 2
1996: Wimbledon FC/English Premier League
1997: Sembawang FC/Singapore
1997-2009: SV 07 Elvesberg/ Germany
2010-2012: Technical specialist U14/U16/U18 Philadelphia Union Academy
2012-2013: Head Coach U/14 / metropolitan Oval, NY

Bo Sun

“Success lies in our operational and managerial processes that allow us to deliver value time and time again”

Bo is an accomplished education consultant who travels and explores new insights and positioning in the world of college golf. Tutoring is also one of his main assets in advanced tests such as SAT, ACT, and GMAT.

Vikki Huang

“In this new age of educational reform and restructuring, we are constantly seeking the best-fit model for our clients”

Vikki is a fully accredited education consultant for secondary schools and universities. The wealth of international partnerships and connections that Vikki brings to the platform as a consultant is astounding. Vikki brings our expertise and experience to schools and sports academies to set up the most suitable partnership to meet their budgets.

Howard Moore

“We exist to showcase our clients’ knowledge skills and talents”

Howard has engaged in a 35-year career, placing student athletes in highly competitive and/or selected schools ranging from pac-12, SEC, ACC, D2/D3 to the Ivy Leagues. Success also lies in his ability to plan for schools that want to streamline admissions and recruitment processes and invest in specialized university placement programs.

Pierre Haegeli

As IT Project Manager, Pierre is behind all the online services of Blue Ocean Student Services.

He is building on 20 years of technical and creative experience in web development, adapting to environments as diverse as large corporations (ArcelorMittal) or supranational agencies (European Parliament and European Commission). Before coming to the US, he founded, operated and sold a successful awarded web start-up in the Admintech sector.

He also joins with his love of Padel, having discovered it when it began to trend in Europe, and hopes to be one of the ambassador of this exciting sport in the US.

Happy father of 3, Pierre also expresses his creativity as a sound engineer and a band musician playing guitar, bass and keyboards.

Pascal Collard

After several successful positions as a Director of Tennis across Europe, Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, and most recently in Philadelphia at the prestigious Merion Cricket Club, Pascal has decided to return to Florida.

Following his successful winning of the bid to build a USTA sanctioned Tennis and Wellness Center in Zephyrhills, he has put together a group of partners and started developing curriculums and programs for local and visiting athletes interested in sports and wellness.

Pascal is an innovative thinker, and an extraordinary leader.

He prides himself in successfully building tennis clubs/academies, and curriculums by providing strong programming, highly qualified professionals and excellent customer service.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Learn more about our ambassadors who exemplify what you want to achieve. In this position they provided light to all aspects of your journey. They are truly experts in their respective field of sports.

Our Ambassadors

Gary Blissett

Our Ambassadors

Rene Moller

Our Ambassadors

Stephanie Tomita

Our Ambassadors

Hrvoje Zmajic

Hrvoje Zmajic

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:
During my working carrier I made transition from a coach and lecturer into a leader of individuals and teams. My focus on continuous improvement and exploration of the new fields led me to be able to support the organisations in different areas. The combination of professional experience and commitment to fostering strong connections with the people enable me to influence development of European tennis during the recent years.

Currently:
- Since January 2018 I am working as a free consultant for player and coach development with the National Associations, private organisations and clubs in their endeavour to develop tennis sport around the world.
- Assisting ITF in Coach education and Player development programmes.
- Since 2019 consultant for the Finish Tennis Association in developing national junior performance programme
- Since January 2021 preparing the new Coach education programme for Turkish Tennis Federation and assisting Swedish Tennis Federation in updating their Coach education programme
- Lecturer at the Hungarian, Finish, Polish, Slovenian and Austrian coach education programmes for coaches working with advance and high-performance players.
- Organizing and conducting Coach Education Programmes in Croatia
- Speaker at Coaches workshops, webinars and Conferences around the world including Italian and Russian Tennis Federation, Tennis Ireland, KNLTB (Dutch Tennis Federation) and DTB (German Tennis Federation) continuous education programme for coaches holding the A-Licence as well as ITF World Wide Coaches Conferences

Previously:
- 2016 - 2018 member of the Croatian Tennis Association's Technical committee and in charge of Coach Education Programme
- From 2003 – 2017 I was appointed as the ITF/Tennis Europe Development Officer responsible for assisting the National Associations in developing tennis around Europe.
- Responsible for Junior Development Programmes for less developed nations, which involves the organisation of the Training camps, Tournaments and Traveling Teams. This role involves organising, programming as well as players' selection and recruitment of the coaches.
- I was involved as advisor in development of several top players such as Ostapenko and Dimitrov, as well as less famous ones like Irina Shimanovich, Monica Niculuescu, Olga Havartsova, Ricardas Berankis, Damir Dzumhur and Mirza Basic and many others that played for DC and FC Teams.
- In charge of developing and approving the National Coach Education systems on behalf of the ITF (International tennis Federation).
- Presenting at numerous coach education courses, workshops and conferences in and outside Europe.
- Educated and assessed the national tutors as a part of the ITF Recognition of the National Coach Education Systems.
- 2003 – 2017 Responsible for organization of the Tennis Europe Coaches' Conferences.
- 2000 – 2003 Traveling coach for the ITF Junior Touring Teams. Organised traveling and established optimal environment for players coming from different countries in order to perform on the highest level.
- 1997 - 2003 run own performance tennis academy in Zagreb, Croatia.
- 1992 – 1995 National Junior Coach for the Croatian Tennis Association responsible for selecting, preparing development programme, coaching and travelling with the National Teams.
- 1989 – 1992 Have worked in Germany as a coach of the performance players

Key values and beliefs:
Desire for improving himself and the people working with. Looking for the new and innovative solutions.
Honest and trustworthy.
Persistent.

Stephanie Tomita

Stephanie Tomita is a tennis touring coaching professional with an in depth knowledge of tennis industry. Stephanie has an undergraduate degree in human performance and sports science. She focuses on all the technical details of the game and therefore provides excellent coaching attributes.
Stephanie was employed as a tennis coaching professional and team captain for the boy’s junior traveling ITF team at Saddlebrook International Sports (Saddlebrook) 2013-2019. Saddlebrook is a legacy academy representing student athletes from six continents and more than 25 countries. Miss Tomita reached international recognition due to her international coaching prowess. While coached by Miss Tomita, these players won significant and internationally recognized tournaments and prizes. Her guidance also led her players to play College tennis in Division I, II, III NCAA.

Eduardo Roldan (Mexico) – Currently playing DI College tennis for Texas Christian University. Eduardo was ranked as high as No. 637 (August 2016) on the ITF World Junior, advanced out of qualifying and into the main draw of the ITF Junior De Saint-Francois in St-Francois, Guadeloupe in April 2016 and made it into the round of 16 of the main draw of singles and the quarterfinals of doubles, made it to the semifinals of both doubles and singles at the Coca Cola Junior ITF Tournament in August 2016, picked up four straight wins to advance to the finals of the SVFTA ITF Juniors in August 2016, and also made it to the finals of the THA/Bmobile Tobago ITF Tennis Tournament in Trinidad & Tobago in August 2016 . In addition to his junior career, he played in the qualifying of five ITF Futures tournaments in Florida.

Ryan Goetz (United States) – Currently playing DI College tennis for the University of Virginia. Ryan was ranked as high as No. 145 (December 2017) on the ITF World Junior, ranked as high as the No. 5 recruit in the country by Tennis Recruiting.Net. He was a five-star and blue-chip recruit top-ranked player from the state of New York. In 2015 he was the Boys 16s singles winner of the prestigious Eddie Herr International Championships. He was runner-up at 2017 Clay Court Nationals and semifinalist at the USTA 18s Hard Court Nationals. He competed in the 2017 US Open Junior Championships in both singles and doubles, advancing to the Round of 16 in doubles.

Luisa Stefani (Brazil) – She finished ranked No. 14 on the ITF World Junior Rankings and ranked as high as No. 10 (March 2015), competed on all four Grand Slam ITF junior events including the Australian Open in 2015, French Open in 2014 and 2015, Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015 and the U.S. Open in 2014 and 2015. Prior to playing the professional tour, Luisa played 3 years for Division I NCAA Pepperdine University (played No.1 singles and doubles). Luisa is currently ranked #30 in the WTA doubles ranking in the world WTA (Women’s Tennis Association).

Jack Hodges (England) – Currently playing the professional tour. Jack played 4 years and graduated from Division III NCAA Goucher College. While at Saddlebrook under Stephanie’s coaching Jack Hodges got to reach UTR (Universal Tennis Rating as high as 10, which helped him to get into college, he played for Goucher College for 4 years)

Noah Schachter (United States) – Currently playing DI College tennis for Texas A&M University. Noah was formerly ranked #1 in the United States in the USTA Boys 12s; he won the prestigious Little Mo National Championship at age 9. Ranked as high as No. 185 (January 2017) on the ITF World Junior. Ranked as high as No. 2 in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the nation.

Rene Moller

Former Touring Pro Director at Saddlebrook Academy at Wesley Chapel, FL, Rene has coached John Isner, Jack Sock and Alex Kuznetsov. He has coached at every Grand Slam event in the world and has the distinguished honor of being a Level A Global Professional Tennis Coach Association member (Fellow members include Uncle Tony, Nadal’s coach). As Sam Stosur’s full-time traveling coach, Rene took Sam to a career high ranking and a French Open semi-final. Additionally, Ren has coached many top 10 junior ITF players over the years including Alex Domijan, formally the #1 player in the United States as a junior.

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated:

On the court or in the gym, offseason training allows players to step away from the grind of the tour and focus on both their bodies and their skills. Even if only for a few weeks.
In Tampa, Fla., touring pro director Rene Moller says the offseason serves as a time for players, such as top American John Isner, doubles specialist Martina Hingis and the top French female player Caroline Garcia, to spend ample time working on specific areas of need.
“It differs for each guy with different body types, different needs,” he says. “There is more time on the track and more time in the gym. Some need to lose weight; some need to gain weight. We specialize it for that person’s needs.”

Gary Blissett

Steely Gary Blissett is a former premier league professional player from England. Gary’s career spans over thirty-five platinum years of coaching and competing bringing a plethora of wisdom to the training arena. He is a diverse coach and manager who cultivates positive feedback and learning at every level. Gary brings only the highest level of coaching integrity to Blue Oceans. Find out how Gary’s expertise can assist you with a soccer scholarship or how to enhance your career if you are a former professional.

Football Career:

Junior:
1974-1976: Manchester United FC.
1976-1980: Manchester City FC

Professional:
1982-1987: Crewe Alexandra FC/English League 3
1987-1993: Brentford FC/English League 3 and 2
1996: Wimbledon FC/English Premier League
1997: Sembawang FC/Singapore
1997-2009: SV 07 Elvesberg/ Germany
2010-2012: Technical specialist U14/U16/U18 Philadelphia Union Academy
2012-2013: Head Coach U/14 / metropolitan Oval, NY

Bo Sun

“Success lies in our operational and managerial processes that allow us to deliver value time and time again”

Bo is an accomplished education consultant who travels and explores new insights and positioning in the world of college golf. Tutoring is also one of his main assets in advanced tests such as SAT, ACT, and GMAT.

Vikki Huang

“In this new age of educational reform and restructuring, we are constantly seeking the best-fit model for our clients”

Vikki is a fully accredited education consultant for secondary schools and universities. The wealth of international partnerships and connections that Vikki brings to the platform as a consultant is astounding. Vikki brings our expertise and experience to schools and sports academies to set up the most suitable partnership to meet their budgets.

Howard Moore

“We exist to showcase our clients’ knowledge skills and talents”

Howard has engaged in a 35-year career, placing student athletes in highly competitive and/or selected schools ranging from pac-12, SEC, ACC, D2/D3 to the Ivy Leagues. Success also lies in his ability to plan for schools that want to streamline admissions and recruitment processes and invest in specialized university placement programs.

Pierre Haegeli

As IT Project Manager, Pierre is behind all the online services of Blue Ocean Student Services.

He is building on 20 years of technical and creative experience in web development, adapting to environments as diverse as large corporations (ArcelorMittal) or supranational agencies (European Parliament and European Commission). Before coming to the US, he founded, operated and sold a successful awarded web start-up in the Admintech sector.

He also joins with his love of Padel, having discovered it when it began to trend in Europe, and hopes to be one of the ambassador of this exciting sport in the US.

Happy father of 3, Pierre also expresses his creativity as a sound engineer and a band musician playing guitar, bass and keyboards.

Pascal Collard

After several successful positions as a Director of Tennis across Europe, Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, and most recently in Philadelphia at the prestigious Merion Cricket Club, Pascal has decided to return to Florida.

Following his successful winning of the bid to build a USTA sanctioned Tennis and Wellness Center in Zephyrhills, he has put together a group of partners and started developing curriculums and programs for local and visiting athletes interested in sports and wellness.

Pascal is an innovative thinker, and an extraordinary leader.

He prides himself in successfully building tennis clubs/academies, and curriculums by providing strong programming, highly qualified professionals and excellent customer service.

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